March 21st, 2014 at 8:00 am
By Kim Ross
The is no better feeling then going through spring and starting summer with a clean, organized and simplified home. My first act of business is making a list. Lucky for you, I have a printable for you that contains a checklist of all the important items to tackle when doing spring cleaning.
How do I use the checklist to tackle my spring cleaning?
First, I gather all my cleaning supplies. Whether you use a tote, bucket or basket, gather all the needed supplies together and you are ready to go. Yesterday Liz wrote a great post that details recipes to make your own cleaning supplies. I also like to gather microfiber cloths for dusting, a wet rag, and paper toweling. Remember to also print out your checklist and have a writing utensil ready to go.
I then work my way down the list room by room. As I go through each room I like to note of details – do the walls need painting, does something need replacing, or do we maybe need to change up some decor? This is a great place to keep track of the items as you notice them. Also, I like to carry two boxes with me. One is to put things I need to get rid of and the other is for things that belong elsewhere. Some people like to sort the “get rid of” box into donate or trash right away, but I usually wait till I finish each room. As I finish each room I empty my boxes and exchange any cleaning supplies that are needed.
Some people tackle spring cleaning in a weekend, but that is way too much cleaning for me to do all at the same time, as it is not my favorite chore. I usually tackle a of couple areas a week and complete my entire home over the period of a month.
How do you tackle your Spring Cleaning?
Kim Ross also writes at A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.